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of a congressional black caucus met with the haitian ambassador yesterday in northwest washington. that meeting was intended to reaffirm the group's commitment to the haitian people and the relief effort on the island nation. >> first of all, remember, when there are tragedies like this all over the world, after a while interest wanes. important thing about haiti is they have got 43 members of congress who will be on this case until haiti is rebuilt. >> reporter: more help is needed in that relief effort. if you would like to help, go to our website at wusa9.com. we have links to dozens of relief groups right at the top of the home page. >>> fairfax county is facing a $176 million gap in funding. superintendent dr. jack dale says if the district does not get more money in the state then he will have to make cuts. last night the county announced the possible closure of an alternative high school in order to help with that short fall. >> my fear is what will happen is when we have hundreds of family in the community with no education and statistically it tells us welfare or jail are very high pos
. -- acquitted of plotting to samir nicolas sarkozy. it is 7:00 a.m. and washington, midday in london where world leaders are hammering out a new strategy for afghanistan. opening the conference bridge prime minister gordon brown says this was a decisive time. he said the transfer of the parties to afghans of some provinces should begin later this year. president karzai called on saudi arabia to be involved in the new peace process with the taliban. with more details from the conference - >> lancaster house, london, gordon brown and tom karzai, co- host, arrived together from downing street for the conference seen as a critical watershed for the future of afghanistan. the other host is don king moon, it you and secretary general. but much power lies with hillary clinton, secretary of state of america, sending thousands more troops of afghanistan to try to win the peace. once there, side conversations and exchanges on how to make it work. the lead up to the conference saw a stream of initiatives, sanctions dropped against some taliban leaders, debt relief for afghanistan of billions of dollars and
♪ >> and good evening from washington. i'm shepard smith. we are just moments away from president obama's state of the union on fox. the president expected to walk in the chamber in 90 second said -- seconds. the two-thirds of the president's address will focus on the president's economy. there is doublit unemployment and soaring deficit. president obama will speak to the correct political divide in dc. according to the excerpts of the speech released the president will say there is deep and corosive doubts about how washington works. on health care, the president is to urge congress to keep pushing for reform and not walk away from the americans who need medical coverage and care. of course, this speech falls in a shadow of a changing political landscape. one that has seen his poll numbers fall and parties lose senate seats. he will change his agenda and abandon big spending plans. we'll hear from governor from virginia bob mcdonnell. tonight he has a chance to change the tone of the nation and quiet the critics and maybe breathe new life in his agenda. it will all come down to w
of washington, and it may be places like virginia beach, and it will be a significant storm. i think enough cold, dry air will be here that i do not think it most of the area has a lot to worry about. of course, i could be wrong. it could come right up the date -- bay. we have to watch it closely and not write it off. there is a suggestion that the most snow will not be in the washington metro area but south of town. brian van de graaff will update you tomorrow morning, and we will keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow. our seven-day outlook shows this. saturday, whether it snows or not, we will only be in the 20's for the high. another chance of flurries by tuesday. >> all right. going out to dinner no longer fit into our budget. and so we started having these pizza parties on friday night. i learned how to make pizza dough. and we'd have friends come to our house. we know saving money is important. shop with your giant card and you can enjoy thousands of weekly specials and real deal savings, like top or bottom round roast, half-price, and progresso traditional soups, 5 for $6. this wee
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, it's time he starts to listen to the american people. tara mergener , cbs news, washington. >> you can see much more about the state of the union and the gop response including complete transcripts at wusa9.com. there you can also cast your vote in our web pole about the speech. >>> the president and vice president will announce $8 billion in grands to develop high speed rail service. $112million is slatedder the washington to boston corridor and 620 million is earmarked for the raleigh to washington line. it was approved as part of the economic stimulus package last year. >>> metro board members are meeting trying to decide how to deal with a $40 million short fall. there are currently four proposals on the table including adding three minutes to the wait times between trains or simply increase wait times for late-night riders five to ten minutes and another option would be to eliminate to 31 bus lines and the last is a ten cents fare charge. we asked riders who proposals they preferred. >> increased fares. >> why? >> because i think the service is necessary for everyone to be abl
and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," january 27th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran, and we begin tonight with the big speech. president obama's state of the union address. a pivotal opportunity for him to steal back the momentum he took into office. but it's been a challenging first year, and the president has watched the popularity of his ambitious agenda slide, and skepticism among americans soar, all punctuated a week ago with a republican victory in massachusetts. so, tonight, president obama, well, he was unapologetic and resolute. he went back to his basics. change andope. a little grayer, a little less jaunty, perhaps. the weight of office already telling on him, barack obama came to congress tonight to steady a presidency, and reassure a nation rocked by hard times and bitter politics. >> again, we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. >> reporter: he came to offer hard truths, and some hard words to a washington establishment that seemed to get the better of him in his first year in office, and further alienate americans. >> they're tired of
are a bit milder than they were this same time yesterday morning. mid-30s in washington and low 30s in prince george's county. montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties right near 30 degrees. and it's right near the freezing mark around the region. we do have a cloud cover, slight chance of a sprinkle or a flurry late this morning. it will drop back into the 30s by sunset and then the teens by dawn tomorrow. this accompanied by gusty winds this afternoon and overnight tonight, gusting to 30 miles per hour. much colder friday, increasing clouds with highs near freezing. saturday perhaps light snow around the metro area but very light amounts. heavier amounts central and southern virginia. remaining cold into sunday. how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well along the i-270 spur. right side of your screen, northbound. no early hangups to report. elsewhere the trip to the wilson bridge looking good both inner loop and outer loop no worries out at the bay bridge. 95 southbound south kings dominion word of an accident involving a truck. eastbound 66 we're okay. no worries either way righ
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good thursday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us on a thursday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. i was asking adam, i said what is the latest with the snow? we go to you. i will not tell you what he said. >> adam goes to right makeup room? ew. >> like you do not. >> please note chances are diminishing. the best chance will be to our south. we could see some light flurries. will not be too concerned about this. it will be called. we're feeling pretty nice. -- it will be cold. 27 in winchester. 34 in lexington park. highs are in the low 50's. it will be breezy at times. not a bad day. 50's today. 20 by this weekend. >> it is a good stead at around the beltway except for southbound 95 virginia commuters that want to head towards richmond. south of king's dominion exit the risen overturned tractor trailer. add some time if you're traveling to richmond. we will give you the normal travel times. good out of southern maryland. route 5, route 4. nothing complicated on 270, 340, a
bickering in washington d.c. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. >> reporter: the gop says it is the president who needs to change his attitude. >> there was noing in the speech to indicate there was any willingness to sit down and work together. >> reporter: republicans insist they are willing to sit down and talk with democrats. they invited the president to the meeting on friday. in washington d.c., joel brown, wjx eyewitness news. >> some of that $8 billion in high speed rail money is coming to maryland. see what it will be used for at 5:00 on wjx. >>> tomorrow, the -- wjz. >>> tomorrow, the president will be in baltimore. the stop is in addition to president barack obama's previously announced appearance before house republicanning who are holding a retreat in an inner harbor hotel. this visit will bring lots of change to the city traffic. coverage starts with sharon gibala in traffic control. >>> the downtown area is a place you want to avoid if at all possible. we have some road closures that will number effect in the vicinity of lumbard and gay. this is between 11:
that be. >> come out against the washington establishment. come out for taxing the banks. for regulating banks. come out against wall street and the establishment in washington and new york. that's the mistakes he has made in the first year is that he came in with health care and it's the inside deal, the washington deal, the $100 million to nebraska, the louisiana purchase. all these deals that he had to cut to pass health care just made it look like he became part of washington. >> bill: that's interesting. so he has got to get back to change you can believe in and i'm a new guy and i'm not like them. >> absolutely. >> bill: in order to make that resonate with people who are watching, you have got to be very specific and you can't just be general. you have got to go in and you have got to say look, here is this, and i'm going to do that. you know, what do you make an example of. >> he is doing that with the freeze. you know, it may be a small part of the budget, but it's a signal to the american people that he is actually taking action immediately. >> bill: he has already done the free
>> bret: good evening from washington, i'm bret baier we are moments from the president's entrance into the house chamber. there are times in the president's term when political analysts declare this is the most important speech of his presidency. for this president, one week and one day, after a stunning political loss in massachusetts that completely changed the political environment here in washington, that phrase may actually work. tonight in president obama's first state of the union address he's trying to start rebuilding the political capital he has lost. let's check in with major garrett. >> reporter: for the first time in six machine the president will not be putting his political muscle behind health care reform but a jobs package. the congress doesn't know what to do about health care reform and will have to decide, the president has vowed to to democrats who say mr. president focus on jobs. the cabinet secretary will not attend. there is always one depth out it is sean donovan tonight. the speech was being rewritten as late at company tonight. we just the full text, a h
. >> charlie: welcome to the broadcast. we're live tonight from london, new york and washington. earlier this evening, president obama delivered his first state of the union address before joint session of congress. the economy was the major focus of tonight's speech. the president outlined various proposals to create jobs and tackle the growing deficit. addressing the debate on healthcare, he reaffirmed his commitment to comprehensive reform. >> the longer it was debated more depull became skeptical. i know with all the lobbying and horse trading the process left most americans wondering what's in it for me. bui also know this problem is not going away. by the time i'm finished speaking tonight, more americans will have lost their health insurance. millions will lose it this year. our deficit will grow. premiums will go up. patients will be denied the care they need. small business owners will continue to drop coverage altogether. i will not walk away from these americans, and neither should the people in this chamber. [cheers and applause] >> he asked the two parties to work through t
the way. as we look at realtime graphics. 95 and the baltimore-washington parkway, no problems 32 to the beltway. speaking of 495, here's the live shot here. we were moving well from new hampshire over to georgia. look like the inner loop is fine, as well. in virginia, 66 heading eastbound. things slowing down just a bit between 50 and 123. the beltway in virginia, meanwhile, is moving nicely between 95 up to 66. check out that realtime sensor. the average is 62 miles an hour. that's a quick look at traffic. >>> >> we face big and difficult challenges. what the american people hope, what they deserve, is for all of us, democrats and republicans, to work through our differences, to overcome the numbing weight of our policies. >> reporter: president obama is calling for bipartisan solutions for the economy his first state of the union address. the president focused on the economy in his speech and today he will hit the road to promote new initiatives. tara mergener has more on what the president said and the gop response. >> reporter: president obama's top priority this year is get
his message across? t.j. winick joins us now from washington with more on the speech. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good evening. before a joint session of congress the president acknowledged some missteps over the past year, but that didn't stop him from pushing an aggressive agenda. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: delivering his first state of the union address, barack obama didn't sound like a president humbled by historic efforts to fix the economy and health care. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do not give up. we do not quit. we do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. >> reporter: the president spent most of the speech on the economy and jobs, offering help for middle class families -- >> we'll extend our midd class tax cuts. >> reporter: and small businesses. >> i'm also proposing a new small business tax credit. one that will go to over 1 million small businesses who hire new workers or raise wages. >> reporter: while pushing spending frees to help drive down the budget deficit. >> starting in 2011
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this thursday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. we are glad you're joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff and find out what is in store for us in regards to that snowstorm which may or may not be barreling down on us. >> it does not look too impressive for us. we do have cold air that will becoming south word and settle in in by this evening. we will see it milder mperatures this afternoon. let's look outside. looked at these numbers. 31 in frederick. 36 in fredericksburg. 36 at howard university. the wind will pick up today. a coup of sprinkles or florists' early on. back to sunshine. the temperatures will rise. -- have a couple of sprinkles or flurries early on. >> marc rail train 890 has been cancelled on the brunswick line. metro rail is reporting all trains are running on time. normal ride into baltimore. into richmond, there is an overturned tractor trailer. one lane is i
's so many urgent problems to solve (applause). >> warner: back in washington, there were mixed signals on the prospects for bipartisan progress. lawmakers from both parties agreed with the focus on creating jobs but not on the best way to do it. >> the president and i agree on the need to meet in the middle to find bipartisan agreement to grow jobs. >> warner: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell was on the floor earlier declaring he was ready to work with the president. >> we know increased american energy without a new national energy tax will grow good jobs. we know that increasing markets for our farmers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers overseas through trade agreements will grow good jobs. we can get these done and i hope the president will join us in calling on the majority to bring these issues to the floor here in the senate. >> reporter: and democrats promised to roll out a new jobs agenda within the week. >> the three top issues on our agenda this year are jobs, jobs, and jobs. neither party can afford to overlook this issue or it will be seen as obstructing on it. if eith
handelsman has more from washington. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning. i won't quit. that was president oba's main message up here last night. he is refocused on jobs, but he's still pushing the rest of his agenda despite setbacks. after one year in office, president obama came to the congress and to the nation on primetime tv to admit many who put him in the white house have doubts. >> change we can believe in, the slogan went. right now i know there are many americans who aren't sure if they still believe we can change. or that i can deliver. >> reporter: but the president said he saved 2 million jobs with his stimulus plan and cut taxes, but he also bailed out the banks. >> i hated it, you hated it. >> reporter: mr. obama said they will hate his new plan to tax banks and now he wants to focus on jobs. >> people are out of work. they're hurting. they need our help. and i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: the president is not giving up on health care reform. >> i take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the americ
news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. >> it's a big day on wall street and in washington. our experts talk about how the markets could react to the federal statement out today. tim knightner testifies on why the ballout terms were told to be kept secret. >> a dramatic state of the union address tonight. will we hear an outburst during the state of the union address? high drama on capitol hill tonight. >> ford is adding 1200 new jobs to revamp the explorer s.u.v., a $400 million investment for a chicago assembly plant. ford shares trading around $11 a share, up 12% already this year. >> tonight's the night. president obama delivers his state of the union address at 9:00 p.m. eatern. we spoke to a couple of members of congress who will be in the audience to get their thoughts on what they want to her the president say. >> president obama could face a tough crowd wednesday night. members of congress on both sides of the aisle are demanding answers to tough issues facing the nation. >> i want to hear that there is no falter in going after the goals that he has set for the terms of
, but bringingand guns into the work place, especially in washington, d.c. or anywhere really beings is unacceptable. you can't do it. you want your employees to feel safe. we are lucky something serious didn't come the out of it. i think the league has to send a strong message. we wanted to send a strong message also. >> reporter: this is far from over. we have to wait to find out what will happen when gilbert gets sentenced and then what will the organization do in terms of that long-term contract he has. we'll hear from david stern, as well. >>> one day after another accident on metro tracks. transit leaders are trying to figure out how to save money. metro board held a meeting tonight to hear from riders about service cuts and a potential fare hike. elaine reyes is at metro headquarters tonight. >> reporter: board members listened to a lot of concern and sometimes angry customers. they took it in and plan to vote on budget cuts tomorrow and will implement those changes in march. the reasons varied, but this drought had the same message for board members. >> these proposals laid before me are cho
on the forecast. back to you guys. >>> washington has been telling us to wait for cades. even as the problems have grown worse. meanwhile china is not waiting to revamp its economy. germany is not waiting. well i do not accept second place for the united states of america. >>> president barack obama makes his flee to congress and the country as he delivered his first state of the union address. the president delivering a strong message last night. >> and today he hits the road starting to sell some of the ideas he outlined in last night but he also is not backing away from his agenda. >>> the president of the united ates. >> reporter: greeted by the traditional standing ovation, the president acknowledged that this has been a rough year. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. >> reporter: and getting stronger he argued, despite unpopular policies like the bailout of the financial sector. >> i hated it, you hated it, it was about as popular as a root canal. >> reporter: and moving forward, he told congress his top priority will be jobs. he touted tax cuts and new incentives for small busine
in 2010. >> reporter: back in washington, democrats echoed tt. >> jobs, jobs, and jobs. >> reporter: but democrats are still pushing health care reform, vowing to crash gates and jump fences. >> that doesn't work, we'll parachute in, but we're going to get health care reform passed for the american people. >> reporter: if it sounds after the state of the union like the same obama agenda, it is. >> last night, he didn't reinvent himself. >> reporter: republicans agree and complain. >> there was nothing last night in the president's speech to indicate that there was any willingness to sit down and work together. >> reporter: barack obama admits he's back in campaign mode, fighting, he says, for working folks. >> that's why i ran for the state senate. that's why i ran for the u.s. senate. that's why i ran for president. to fight for people here in tampa and people here in florida. >> reporter: obama 2010 is sounding a lot like obama '08. a key difference is his focus on jobs and leading democrats today promised the president will get a jobs bill soon. live from the hill, i'm steve hand
'll take on the road to florida today. >>> but is washington ready to change? we'll ask house republican whip eric cantor. he'll be with us live in studio. >>> it's yan 28th, 2010. let's get right to the rundown. the speech was an economic speech, chuck. less than ten minutes spent on foreign policy. it seemed to be written for the great middle independents. >> absolutely. let's go through the policy. on jobs the president called on the senate to pass a jobs bill pretty quickly with tax breaks for small businesses. on the deficit, that three-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending. on education. a proposal to boost spending by as much as $4 billion. and then the president of course called on congress to repeal "don't ask don't tell." but not a lot of policy. that wasn't a policy speech. >> it really wasn't. i think that's probably typical of states of the union. it is a lot of theater. there was some suspense about whether he would use that age-old formulation, "the state of the union is strong." here's how he handled it. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do no
, and then if you look at the deficits, there is not the courage in washington we saw yesterday in the senate vote on the commission, as we see in the president's own freeze, which has been derided by democrats, as well as republicans, he's freezing domestic discretionary spending at a level 20% above what he inherited, so you know, if you look at it, campbell, on the domestic side, i think these are very real danger here, that his program, his domestic program is dead on arrival before he speaks. i think that challenge for him tonight is to revive people's belief in him, that he can actually deliver as a leader. >> and candy, do they get that at the white house? i mean do they feel the same way? >> sure. >> the pressure is that intense? >> oh, the pressure is intense. there's absolutely no doubt about that but let's remember, he's one quarter through his administration, so i don't think we can kiss it off quite yet, and let's also remember that the story can change. you know, there was 9/11. it totally changed george bush's administration. things can happen. david is not wrong. it is just a horri
, alaska. here in washington, bob beckel, karl rove and joe trippi. karl since you were part of the last administration there were a couple swipes do you take with the facts? >> first time ever he gave credit to the bush administration for the bank rescue packages after he said it was' terrible -- nobody wanted it, it was a like a root canal bush administration length 200 billion dollars to the bank, obama administration length 7 billion dollars to the banks the people are going to get interest as well as a return of the principle. i was a slow start. it was a lot about him. he used the word i 96 times, me or my, 18 times. i was struck by the fact at times i didn't understand what he was proposing. he said we are going to open up trade with panama, colombia and south korea, unclear whether he was endorsing the free trade agreements that are pending before the government right now. we're gonna have a freeze but i want a new spending bill for stimulus. there's a lot of internal confusion. well put together, clearly focus-group tested. they wrote it in a hurry it showed particularly at the
in washington. the president's cabinet making its way down the aisle. secretary napolitano, rahm emanuel behind her, and congressman engel in place. the justices of the supreme court and the first lady arriving in the last few minutes. but the spectators not on the callouts to the crowd, but on the policy. white house advisers and those members of the cabinet you see in the aisle now have been leaking select pieces of what mr. obama will say and do in the year ahead for days now with messages that it does not conflict with the president has already said and hoped to have done in his first year, specifically what about health care reform, and in excerpts released only minutes ago, the president intending to say he will not walk away from uninsured americans, quote, and neither should the people in this chamber. joined now by chris matthews in washington and rachel maddow in new york with me. i'll begin with you. how do you step back from health care to make it a minor function of the larger economic question tonight without looking like you are, you know, stepping back from health care. >> i thi
>>> good morning. from washington to wall street, with main street on the mind, the president promising to take on the devastation. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do not give up. we do not quit. we do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. in this new decade, it's time the american people get a government that matches their decency, that embodies their strength. >> today, americans and the markets react. we'll have complete coverage, plus a flurry of corporate reports today, like proctor & gamble, 3m, ford and more. and i'm back in the studio, but becky is still reporting live from davos against this morning. beck. >> that is right, joe. everything from president obama's state of the union address through the corporate headlines. the biggest names in business and politics, we're watching it all from here and we're commenting throughout the day. "squawk box" begins right now. >> this is a special presentation of "squawk box" with joe kernen, becky quick reporting live from davos, switzerland, and carl quintanilla on capitol hill. >> good morning and
. in the face of public doubt, his goal was to stiffen the size of democrats on health care. in washington, wbal-tv. >> at maryland is set to receive dollars from the federal stimulus on high-speed rail projects. they need to improve reliability. they will construct a new building and island platform in one area here. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. did the president's state of the union address leave you optimistic about the future? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> several maryland lawmakers were inside of the capital listening to the president's address last night. they were anticipating an update on the economy and jobs. the of coming mayor says she was pleased with the speech. >> energy conservation, the work we are doing in the city, that type of job creation -- jobs in our city -- it means prosperity for our citizens. i am very excited about that. >> she is slashing money from the city's budget starting with funds for her own perks. funding is at $4.8 million for the mayor. it is used for a variety of items. dixon said she believes it is necessary
special starts right now. . >>> good evening from washington you are looking live at the house floor. as we await the president's arrival we'll see the members of his cabinet and supreme court start filing in as you take a look from the vice president and house speaker bringing that session to order. this speech was largely thought at one time to be[%z a celebration for this administration. what could have been trumpeting their biggest priority health care reform legislation that was supposed to be through by now. as we see the first lady arriving in the box there. first lady michelle obama. let's bring in tonight's panel. syndicateed panelist charles krauthheimer. juan williams. and steve hayes with the weekly standard. we'll continue to look at live pictures here. charm, as i said one time thought to be the health care reform state of the union. it is a different environment after massachusetts one week and one day ago. >> health care is on life support as we just saw the president's spokesman has said they have no idea how to proceed from the excerpts the white house has released
washington. our coverage will continue. i'm wolf blitzer here at the cnn center. campbell brown, thanks very much. the best political team on television. "larry king live" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, barack obama's first state of the union address. >> the president of the united states. >> larry: his big message, jobs and the economy. >> i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> larry: and an in-your-face challenge to republicans on health care. >> if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors, let me know. >> larry: talking tough on terrorism. >> hundreds of al qaeda's fighters and affiliates have been captured or killed. >> larry: what did the president need to say and did he say it? is it going to make any difference? that's all next on a special edition. of "larry king live". well, the state of the union address is over. and the analysis is now continue as they do with us. if you missed any part of the speech, it will be repeated in one hour. wolf blitze
for the high. waldorf 51 and in washington, d.c. 50 for a high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get more on the rush hour traffic with julie wright. >>> we're talking about headed into d.c. right now and it's not going to be easy along 13th street. between irving and kenon is where we have the crash and in bound lanes are blocked. no incidents to report on along the suitland parkway. slow toward sterling. top side of the beltway, the outer loop below speed from college park into silver spring. southbound 95 and 295 incident free out of laurel. no accidents reported leaving riverdale and cheverly. along 95 you'll find along the left side of the screen is the northbound commute and it's jammed up traveling from woodbridge toward lorton, springfield to duke street off of 395. southbound 7100 toward terminal boulevard, stay to the right to get through. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> there are new developments this morning in the massive toyota recall. the automaker announcing more recalled vehicles. they are experiencing trouble with floor mats. this is on the
of our democracy. but what frustrates the american people is a washington where every day is election day. we can't wage a perpetual campaign where the only goal is to see who can get the most embarrassing headlines about the other side. i believe that if you lose, win. neither party should delay or obstruct every single bill just because they can. the confirmation of -- i'm speaking to both parties now. the confirmation of qualified public servants shouldn't be held hostage to the pet projects or grudges of a few individual senators. washington may think that saying anything about the other side, no matter how false, no matter how malicious, just part of the game. but it is precisely such politics that stopped either party from helping the american people. worse yet, further division among our citizens. further distrust in our government. so no. i will not give up. i'm trying to change the tone of our politics. i know it is an election year. after last week, it is clear that campaign fever has come even earlier than usual. but we still need to govern. the democrats, i would remind thaw w
washington, d.c. we are live from the russell senate office building rotunda. just across the street, president obama will deliver his state of the union speech in a couple of hours, and we wonder, will mr. obama reset his presidency? will we hear a great state of the eun message or will we hear a bank state of the union? what about permanent tax cuts for jobs and economic growth? the stock market, which has been in a malaise and will we vote tomorrow on what mr. obama says tonight. but first, on this program, we will speak to key senators in the speaker and the house. we will have money and politics analysts. fasten your seat belts, everyone, "the kudlow report" begins now. >> the state of the union, a special edition of the kudlow report. live from washington. >> good evening, everybody. i'm larry kudlow. welcome to a special edition of the kudlow report. we're live in washington where there are cameras and media surrounding us everywhere to our left and our right. let us begin with tonight's money politics message. obviously this is the lead story, president obama's state of the u
. >>> from nbc news, the state of the union address. live from washington, here is brian williams. >> good evening from capitol hill. it is the third time he has spoken to a joint session of congress, but it is the first time as president that barack obama has delivered the state of the union address. it is safe to say it is a different speech than the one he might have delivered a week or so ago before a republican won special election to the seat held by ted kennedy in massachusetts for almost half a century. outside of washington in america, the voters are angry and the president knows it. there is some fury over bailouts and big bankers and big bonuses and no jobs. tonight, at the end of his first year in office, he gets to sum up the job and look at the future. as you can see, the chamber is already filling as members of the cab a net and white house staff file in. the first lady, michelle obama, is greeting her guests in the first lady's box in the gallery. for our coverage, david gregory and andrea mitchell are in the studio. chuck todd across town in the nbc washington new
thing seem in washington and they want to know aside from government programs, to get the economy moving, i'm going to listen very carefully about the small businesses. so many are ready to grow but can't get credit. we've got to figure out a way to figure out how to get through the rough patch and begin jobs. >> let me ask you about health care before we get on to jobs again. it seems to me that the president and his people have failed to get republicans to join the democrats in getting through something like a centerist health care plan. three are afraid to join you without ten. they want the cover of a large group. they want safety in large numbers. what can he possibly do in the next couple of weeks to get the republicans to join him in numbers so they can get the core of his health care plan enacted? >> i think he needs to expose to a lot more republicans about what is going on. most people in american think that they've been shut out of the process. there were hundreds of american amendments in the bills that we considered but americans thought that they had been shut out of the pr
address, president obama left washington for first test of public opinion. he attended a town hall meeting in florida to question -- and took questions from the audience and announced a high- speed train project. it is part of a bigger plan to create or save thousands of jobs. what are his chances of winning over a skeptical public and a divided congress? our special correspondent in washington. >> what struck me was how much the speech was meant for americans, not the rest of us. it was 15 minutes until the president addressed foreign- policy. even though the u.s. is fighting two wars and struggling to upgrade its national security. my guest believes this is an excellent speech that said that what -- accomplished what it set out to do. >> this was not a speech to get people jumping up and down. we're in the middle of a deep recession. with these two wars going on. he has had serious political setbacks, so he needed to give a speech that would show the public that he was chastened by what had happened, understood the anger out there at the failure to deal with unemployment and other proble
. now reporting from washington, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening on this crisp, clear night in washington, d.c., here with george stephanopoulos, just a few hundred feet from the capitol dome, and we have been watching the house chamber fill. now more than 1,000 people there, cabinet secretaries like janet napolitano, you see her right there, behind her, i believe that's rahm emanuel, the chief of staff. senators are there, members of congress, their guests. and i said to you earlier, george, how many times have we said president obama has to give the speech of his life. we said it at the democratic convention, he had to unify the party, after reverend wright, he had to speak about race. is this another one? >> no one hates those expectations more than the president, but it's true. this is the first time he's come into this chamber after taking a big hit, the loss in massachusetts last week, and he's going to be speaking, diane, we all know it, to a country that is pretty angry, that is anxious and in pain. his approval ratings are much lower than
trying to do too much? viviana hurtado joins us now from washington with all the details. good morning, viviana. >> reporte good morning, vinita, jeremy. the president has seen skepticism with his plans soar. so, he went back to a familiar theme, change and hope. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: the president delivered the state of the union address with confidence. but awareness that an increasing number of americans aren't buying into his agenda. >> for these americans and so many others, change has not come fast enough. some are frustrated. some are angry. >> reporter: mr. obama focused an americans' frustration with the weak economy. and concerns about the ballooning trillion-dollar deficit. he proposed spending freezes, tax cuts for the struggling middle class, and ways to put people back to work. >> jobs must be our number one focus for 2010. that's why i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> reporter: republicans during much of the speech, by staying seated. and the gop response was delivered by bob mcdonnell, who was recently elected as virginia's new gov
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